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#31 OFFLINE   FOAD

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 05:49 AM

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Started welding panda, it looks like shit...
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Posted 30 April 2015 - 05:51 AM

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Painted wheels silver, the arch gap up front is horrendous so I have a feeling the angle grinder will be getting introduced to the springs shortly.
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Posted 30 April 2015 - 06:00 AM

Thought you'd been told not to drive your bangers near me?


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Posted 30 April 2015 - 07:32 AM

If you do chop the springs I'd only recommend taking one coil off. Took 2 off my old 205 for the same reason and it rode like shit. New springs are cheeeep though
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Posted 30 April 2015 - 09:27 PM

Set about fixing the blown exhaust on the Volvo 360. Fitted a back box to find the middle was blowing, ordered one off ebay...

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Fucking pattern parts...

Fixed*

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 12:03 PM

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My panel making skill is about as good as my welding...

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:01 PM

17149043639_e42899b86e_c.jpgVolvo rust by srblythe, on Flickr

 

17334886011_7a765ed37e_c.jpgDoor rust by srblythe, on Flickr

 

17149044769_8ff6fec1a4_c.jpgWhat rust? by srblythe, on Flickr

 

17335283975_a12248640b_c.jpgDSC_8933 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

Still needs some filler but it's a tatty car anyway so what's the point?



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Posted 02 May 2015 - 06:16 PM

Got the filler on, just need to get a match on the paint. we used generic silver alloy wheel paint for the time being...

 

17319194116_13a3b55e3b_c.jpgDSC_8953 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

Got the inside of the panda and most of the underneath bar a few patches...

 

17345175425_f2d7987d48_c.jpgDSC_8955 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

17344790351_f4d51171f4_c.jpgDSC_8956 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 10:24 PM

Looked at the concerto, it was pretty shit so I left it.

 

It also had a "peado bear" logo in the window. Why anyone would want to proclaim that they like fiddling kiddies is beyond me.


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 08:01 AM

So this happened...

 

17372388205_004daa5f5d_c.jpgDSC_9035 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

Anyone who's had the misfortune to visit FOAD Works HQ would have witnessed the amount of shite we've accumulated and the mess.

Anyway, the guy who's renting the place to us was being a cunt so we did a moonlight flit. He told us on Saturday he wanted us to start looking for somewhere else and my Monday most of our shit was out, we're deliberately keeping him out of the loop and have left him a surprise!

 

16749856574_813ea24fa4_c.jpgDSC_9039 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

Good luck getting that out!

 

Would it be bad craic to weld the doors of the place shut and change the locks?

 

The new place is much better, more secure and has a lot of friendly people around who will let us use their tyre machines etc...

 

17370406742_8b0e90808e_c.jpgDSC_9008 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

16749853854_b33a8a6081_c.jpgDSC_9011 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 03:29 PM

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This is our (now old) landlord, he's a total dick.

He buys/sells tat.


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 08:16 PM

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 08:25 PM

This is him asking for some investors so he can buy higher value items to sell on at a profit. What a crock of shit.

 



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Posted 05 May 2015 - 08:28 PM

He doesn't even know what the fuck he's buying!

 



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Posted 05 May 2015 - 08:32 PM

The new place looks great! It must be nice to have the space to work comfortably in (and plenty of car storage by the looks of things). I'm lucky to have somewhere undercover to work in but when you start taking a car to bits theres space for little else.

 

Edit- is that a stanza in the last pic?


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 08:42 PM



The new place looks great! It must be nice to have the space to work comfortably in (and plenty of car storage by the looks of things). I'm lucky to have somewhere undercover to work in but when you start taking a car to bits theres space for little else.

 

Edit- is that a stanza in the last pic?

 

Yeah that's a Stanza! 

 

17200994332_5d40198c8b_c.jpgDSC_8601 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

Probably not to everyone on here's tastes but we like it and it's part of another autoshiters fleet of shite.


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 08:51 PM

That looks fantastic! Do love a stanza, was very tempted by the yellow one Wuvvum rescued and straightened the front end out of a while back.

 

How many left? recons there are 8 left on uk roads.


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 09:10 PM

That's an amazing collection. Love the Stanza.

How do you go about finding such workshops/places?

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 09:35 PM

How do you go about finding such workshops/places?

 

 

Luck!

 

We first found an outside storage location for £200 a month which would've fitted a few cars and was advertised on Gumtree. We stayed for less than a month because it didn't feel safe to leave a car there.

We asked our Facebook page "Retroshite" if anyone had anything suitable and our previous unit came up for £200 a month. It was full of shit, boxes and shelves. 

The guy said we could dismantle his shelves to clear a bit of space. After we had tidied everything up he said we could have the left and he would have the right. We subsequently found out he didn't own the place and hadn't been paying the owner anything and he was taking £200 a month from us.

He came down the other night and complained about the pile of shit stacked in the corner. Most of it was his! we tidied everything up that was ours and decided it was best to look for somewhere else. He also complained that we had dismantled his shelves and that he was pretty annoyed about it. I was like: You told us to dismantle them and he said, no I told you to move them, there's a difference.

At that point I wanted to strangle the fucker but I just said OK whatever...

Anyway, that night (Saturday) we were driving home the scenic look and went for a wander around some industrial estates. We found a number for units to let, gave them a call, saw it on Sunday then paid the 3 months rent up front yesterday at £750 ouch!

By last night we had most of the old unit cleared with just a few things left to take.


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 10:16 PM

It looks good though it's good to have a bit of space. Hopefully the previous landlord enjoys his new fso pickup
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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 10:19 PM

Good work on leaving that pile of Polski shite for him to chew on!!! The twat.


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 11:03 PM

It looks good though it's good to have a bit of space. Hopefully the previous landlord enjoys his new fso pickup

It'll be on his website soon enough, I'll still be keeping the front end I'd previously welded together...



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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:13 AM

Would it be bad craic to weld the doors of the place shut and change the locks?


No, but it would be much better to weld the FSO to the doors. Preferably on the outside.

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 09:28 AM

That would be great to do but moving it could be an issue especially when I take the wheels off...

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 11:23 AM

Could always weld it to them rails.


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 10:43 PM

Did some more of this!

 

17368689036_51567b8f48_c.jpgMe - Welding Fiat Panda by srblythe, on Flickr

 

on this!

 

16772264174_9730c37ce7_c.jpgDSC_9077 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

I'm glad to say it's done, just need to paint inside the boot

 

17187332147_ece11dc39f_c.jpgDSC_9069 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

The only other things it failed on were a couple of bulbs which I've replaced and the horn that I'm going to wire up tomorrow, Friday it should go for it's retest...

 

In other news I've bought a 4 post ramp for the new place at a bargain price of £150, just need a tyre machine to be totally self sufficient!


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 07:43 PM

Well, the Panda passed the MOT!

 

17405762646_63d55fce3a_c.jpgMOT Pass! by srblythe, on Flickr

 

I now have 5 cars legal and on the road including these!

 

17070146370_82a5b8a187_c.jpgDSC_8689 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

17147491228_cce2140bde_c.jpgDSC_8937 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

17154569246_d88f499dc1_c.jpgDSC_8362 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

The Blandmobile is still around and on the road but I gave it to my dad so I'm trying to have nothing to do with it...

 

16672477727_bf3f630f70_c.jpgToyota Camry meets Solar eclipse 2015 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

 

Now if that isn't a fleet of shite, I don't know what is...

 

Cars still to get on the road are this!

 

16438858553_da31aaefc3_c.jpgLada Riva 1200 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

17058215531_f36dcd8abe_c.jpgLada Riva 1200 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

17058213341_1e26b53900_c.jpgLada Riva 1200 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

It's all there and I have another 2nd hand wing for it but I still need to arrange collection for it. I have a Hungarian friend who will trailer it for me in a couple of weeks.

 

Last but not least is this...

 

17244261750_941b5f6b5d_c.jpgDSC_9085 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

The Alfa Sprint will be going on ebay as soon as the paperwork is sorted, I've been offered £500 for it as it is from an alfa enthusiast and also £250 plus a Rickman Ranger from someone else. I'd prefer a Ranger...


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 07:50 PM

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 08:08 PM

Good effort!! Whereabouts is the new unit? I'd gladly help out with the rent for a shout of the 4 poster now and again...

And give me a shout when the Alfas up for sale...



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 08:33 PM

Good effort!! Whereabouts is the new unit? I'd gladly help out with the rent for a shout of the 4 poster now and again...

And give me a shout when the Alfas up for sale...

 

New unit is in Cowdenbeath so nice and local for me. Would any other Fife shiters be interested in using the ramp when it's up and running? Would there be any demand for renting it by the hour etc?


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